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Jackpot Origin

The word jackpot can denote the pile of money you win at a game of poker, but another definition is that of trouble, tangled mess, or a literal logjam. This is part of a complete episode.

protestival

protestival  n.— «Somewhere around 300,000 people converged on the Seattle waterfront Saturday and Sunday to attend the 19th annual Seattle Hempfest, the world’s largest marijuana “protestival,” as organizers like to call it...

ghost pot

ghost pot  n.— «The commission has purchased side-scanning radars, installed the equipment onto watermen’s boats, trained them on how to use the devices, and turned them loose in search of lost traps, also known as ghost pots...

sandpit

sandpit  n.— «The men working for the security companies, while reluctant to talk in public, have their own online chat-rooms, where they exchange views on what they refer to as “the sandpit”—Iraq.» —“Iraq’s hired hands...

blessing way

blessing way  n.— «He remembered the Blessing Way held when he and his cousins had left after their last furlough for Camp Pendleton and then for Saigon and Okinawa. He remembered the sweat bath and the Singer, even older than Sandoval...

compassion club

compassion club  n.— «I hear that 30 pounds is about two days supply for the San Francisco Compassion Club, which supplies about 4,000 patients. I thought it sounded like a lot of pot until I heard that. Patients don’t just smoke once in a...